Transnational Civil Society and Local Representation
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At this point in the discussion it is necessary to consider in more detail the impact of TCS on the role and influence of state governments in Bank policymaking. There are several reasons for this. As noted in the previous chapter, the data demonstrate that states continue to play an important role in Bank policymaking. Also, the preceding chapters indicate that TCS as a whole is not a democratic representative of many of its stakeholders due to the unequal distribution of authority among TCSOs. Lastly, many TCSOs are unaccountable to their claimed stakeholders and likely to pursue agendas defined by their own preexisting mission and interests.
KeywordsCivil Society Local Representation Global Governance Indian Government International Development Association
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- 1.In addition to share votes, each country also receives a number of basic votes. The system of share and vote allocation in place in the era of the IDA-10 is detailed in William Gianaris, ‘Weighted Voting in the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank’, Fordham International Law Journal 14(1990): 927–928.Google Scholar